Channel 4's Richard III: The King in the Car Park to reveal full story of lost king
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And so the body of a man found buried beneath a council car park is almost certainly that of the last Plantagenet King Richard III, according to academics.
When a skeleton was reported found under a Leicester council car park in September 2012, speculation mounted that it could be the remains - lost for 500 years - of one of England's most infamous kings.
In a world exclusive, Channel 4 has the full inside story and will broadcast
Richard III: The King in the Car Park tonight at 9pm.
The discovery of the body and the battery of scientific tests to establish its identity have been carried out in complete secrecy, with no footage seen by anyone, but the investigating team.
The programme - made by the only team allowed to follow the scientists - tells every step, twist and turn of the story and will also unveil a brand new facial reconstruction made from the skull.
Twitter buzzed wtih Richard III commentary and sarcasm:
Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville (@hughbon) tweeted: "I wonder how many media trucks are now parked outside the family home of Richard III #appalling."
@shanemuk posted: "BREAKING: Traces of Richard III DNA found in Tesco burgers."
@juliansheasport said: "I’ve got a hunch it’s going to be Richard III."
Finally, inevitably @AMCS2010 with the tweet that lends itself to the occasion: "So how much does Richard III owe in unpaid parking charges??"
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